Be A Junior Ranger

Explore our free Junior Ranger programs below including our Virtual Junior Ranger Program, Garden Junior Ranger Program, and On-Site Junior Ranger Program (currently the museum is closed and this program is not available until it reopens). All participants who complete a Junior Ranger program and e-mail us will receive a Junior Ranger badge in the mail!
 
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Virtual Junior Ranger Program

Now you can become a Hamilton Grange National Memorial Junior Ranger from anywhere!

Watch videos and learn about Alexander Hamilton's country estate, the Grange, along with the importance of the 13 Sweet Gum trees he planted on his property! Download and print this booklet, complete the activities by watching the videos below, and then e-mail us and we will mail you a Junior Ranger Badge! This program can be completed virtually by Junior Rangers of all ages! Instructions for e-mailing completed Junior Ranger booklets can be found on the last step of page 1 of the Junior Ranger booklet, under "To Earn Your Badge."
 
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Duration:
5 minutes, 2 seconds

**This video accompanies the Hamilton Grange National Memorial Virtual Junior Ranger Booklet and will help Junior Rangers complete Activity 1.** Botanist Daniel Atha explains the route Alexander Hamilton would have taken from Lower Manhattan to the Grange. After watching this video please complete activity 1. Remember, you can replay this video as many times as you need to complete the activity.

 
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Duration:
4 minutes, 22 seconds

**This video accompanies the Hamilton Grange National Memorial Virtual Junior Ranger Booklet and will help Junior Rangers complete Activity 2.** Botanist Daniel Atha explains the cultural and natural importance of the Sweet Gum tree. Once you have watched this video please fill in the blanks in Activity 2. Remember, you can replay this video as many times as you need.

 
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Garden Junior Ranger Program

Now you can complete activities around the garden and grounds of Hamilton Grange National Memorial!

Before your next visit to the gardens and grounds of Hamilton Grange National Memorial, download and print this booklet to bring it with you! Then, once you are on the grounds you can learn about and then find Hamilton's 13 Sweet Gum trees while observing the landscape and wildlife around the Grange. Once you have completed the activities, e-mail us and we will send you a Junior Ranger Badge in the mail! Instructions for e-mailing completed Junior Ranger booklets can be found on the last step of page 1 of the Junior Ranger booklet, under "To Earn Your Badge."
 
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On-Site Junior Ranger Program (currently unavailable)

Discover Hamilton Grange National Memorial and become a National Park Service Junior Ranger!

Explore Alexander Hamilton's home through scavenger hunts, movies and activities. This program is offered to children ages 4-7. If you are at home Click here for the Junior ranger Booklet, print it and bring it with you or while visiting Hamilton Grange ask a Ranger or volunteer at the Visitor Center. Then start your journey to Explore, Learn and Protect Hamilton Grange National Memorial.

Adobe Reader is required to download the Junior Ranger Booklet (PDF). For a free version of Adobe Reader Click here.

Each age group has different activities. Once the requirements are completed, bring the handbook to the Visitor Center front desk and inform the Ranger or volunteer you have completed your booklet. You will receive your Junior Ranger certificate and a Junior Ranger badge. The Junior Ranger Program provides a great opportunity for you to learn about history, plants, and Alexander Hamilton. You will enjoy the adventures of a Junior Ranger and the opportunity to earn a Junior Ranger badge. It's fun, rewarding, and free!

Last updated: July 31, 2021

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